Shift from a chasing mindset to a stretching mindset
Reimagine what is necessary to achieve your goals, and begin to see the value of your constraints
Practice implementing a stretch mindset in your daily life—at work and at home
Apply a stretching mindset to key issues facing social entrepreneurs including constrained funding, limited resources, and environmental/circumstantial changes
Social entrepreneurs exist in environments of scarcity—they’re consistently strapped for time and funding, and yet are trying to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, like homelessness, healthcare, and energy access for the poor. What if the people tackling problems of poverty could unlock new mindsets and skills to learn how to leverage their constraints and achieve greater impact with less?
In this course, Scott Sonenshein—author of Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined, and professor of business at Rice University—will use engaging stories and research to teach social entrepreneurs how they can stretch what they have and succeed using the science of resourcefulness.
Scott will present his framework about the key pillars of a stretch mindset along with business case studies and practical exercises that you can use to practice using a “stretch” mindset in your life and organization. This course is ideal for anyone facing constraints and obstacles in their life or organization, or who wants to consider their opportunities and resources in a new, more optimistic light.
Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University and the author of Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less--And Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined. His award winning research, teaching, and consulting has helped Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals in industries such as technology, healthcare, retail, education, banking, manufacturing, and non-profits. He holds a PhD in Management and Organizations from the University of Michigan.
What People Are Saying
"Scott challenges misconceptions that plague organizations and individuals alike, and shares, with absolute clarity, insights that are immensely valuable. Importantly, the course helps one to focus on what is available and persuades her / him to think creatively. With relevant examples, he shows how it is indeed possible to do more with less."